Online resources

Resources provided by the University that students can take advantage of in The Diamond.

An engineering student using a laptop in the Diamond.


Information Desk

The Library & Creative Media Help Desk is located on Level 4 and is staffed from Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:00, and on Friday 10:00-17:00.

The Diamond is open round the clock and is unrivalled for its innovation in study facilities. You’ll have access to digital resources, the most in-demand textbooks and over 1,000 study spaces. The Diamond also features sector-leading creative media facilities, including private editing booths and a full TV studio. It has some of the best engineering teaching spaces in the UK.

The Diamond is a 24-hour learning space that offers 1000 study spaces to all students in all departments.

IT Services

  • There are 48 laptops available to borrow from the self-service area on level 4 of The Diamond.
  • At the self-service area, you just need to scan your Ucard, enter your library PIN number, and you're good to go.
  • You must remember to plug the charging cable back into the laptop when you return it. If you don't, the laptop will stay on your account.
  • The laptops are available 24 hours a day for use in the building on a first come first serve basis, no need to book in advance. They can be used for up to 24 hours.

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